Though it may not be listed on the spec sheet, a big shot of adrenaline is standard equipment on Intense's Hard Eddie. With a carbon monocoque frame as its spine, you know it's light, responsive, and stiff for anything the dirt throws your way. The Hard Eddie leads the way with a RockShox SID RLT fork up front, giving you 100mm of plush travel. Big 29-inch Stan's wheels make rocks and roots mere afterthoughts on your way to the podium, while grippy Maxxis Ikon tires ensure you bite into corners and rip up the steeps. The powerhouse of this race course ripper is the legendary Shimano XT drivetrain that gives you a wide range of gears for the climbs, the descents, and the bar-to-bar sprints. You'll be going so fast you might blow right by the podium, so slow it all down with Shimano XT hydraulic discs. A bike is only as good as its weakest component; luckily, the Hard Eddie has only the toughest stuff out there, like a Thomson Elite seatpost and stem, Renthal handlebar, and a WTB saddle for stellar comfort. Hard Eddie's a mean machine; enjoy your shot of adrenaline.
|Fork||RockShox SID RLT, 100mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Stan's NoTubes Rapid 28 Team 29|
|Tires||Maxxis Ikon, 29 x 2.2|
|Crankset||Race Face Turbine|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG81, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Renthal Fatbar Lite, 740mm|
|Tape/Grips||Intense Dual Density Lock-On|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XT|
|Brakes||Shimano XT Hydraulic Disc|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race|
|Seat Post||Thomson Elite|
* Subject to change without notice.